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Obituaries

May 1, 2014

Dan Luke Goodwin

Dan Luke Goodwin, 57, died March 20, in Tulsa. He was born to the late Dan Edward Goodwin and Ottie (Alexander) Goodwin on June 3, 1956, in Nowata. Luke graduated from Stillwater High School in 1974 and received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Oklahoma State University in 1978. He received his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1982. He married Johnette Bolene of Stillwater, in 1975, and they moved to Tulsa, where they had two daughters and Luke practiced law.

He is survived by his mother, Ottie A. Goodwin, of Jenks; daughters, Caitlin E. Goodwin of Stillwater, and Emily R. Goodwin of Hanover, N.H.; sister, Suzanne Goodwin of Arlington, Mass.; sister, Rebecca Rohlfing of Stillwater; and brother, J. Benjamin Goodwin of Athens, Ga. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Dan E. Goodwin, of Stillwater.

Luke had a brilliant and voracious mind, and a sweet and gentle spirit. He loved good food, intellectual banter and the New York Times Crossword Puzzle. He was a master of the law and Words with Friends, a connoisseur of cookbooks and comic books. He was a truly great cook. Luke was a beloved son, big brother, father and friend. His absence will be felt in good company, good food and good times.

A memorial service will be held at New Covenant Bible Church (4800 South Yukon, Tulsa, OK 74107) 10 a.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation in Luke’s name to the New Covenant Bible Church.

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